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The EPA Overturns a Key Trump Administration Ruling on Auto Emissions

13 Apr , 2022  

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Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/13/2022 The EPA is reinstating the right of the State of California to set automobile fuel efficiency and emissions at a stricter standard than current federal regulations. Sixteen other states: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington, […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Freight Electrification to Get Wheels in Motion for Big Transition

14 Dec , 2020  

act-news.com, 12/14/20. The freight sector presents a unique opportunity to realize the widespread advantages of transportation electrification and reap a host of national security, economic, emissions reduction, and public health benefits. But doing so will require a collaborative effort across manufacturers; utilities; federal, state and local policymakers; the trucking and goods delivery industries; and the […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Transportation Sector Unveils Surprising Statistics

31 Aug , 2020  

U.S. Energy Information Administration, Aug. 31, 2020. According to the latest data estimates in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) State Energy Data System (SEDS), people in geographically large states with small populations, such as Alaska, Wyoming, and North Dakota, used twice as much energy for transportation than the U.S. average on a per capita basis. States with […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

ACEEE Explores How Fuel Economy is Driving the Automotive Market

18 Jun , 2018  

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Car Buyers Rank Fuel Economy as a Top Priority Written by Reuven Sussman, aceee.org, June 12, 2018 The Trump administration is expected to propose any day a rollback of greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, based partly on the notion that Americans are not interested in efficient vehicles. However a new study shows that American consumers consider fuel efficiency one […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Transforming Transportation

21 Apr , 2016  

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits. April 21, 2016. Image credit: Unsplash According to the ACEEE, the transportation sector is responsible for 28% of all end-use energy in the USA, and according to the EPA it is also responsible for 26% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (the second-largest contributor to GHG emissions behind electricity generation). Automobile […]

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